Jeremy Leven was born in 1941 in South Bend, Indiana and grew up in Chicago.
A published author, he turned his first novel, Creator, into a screenplay. The film adaptation, starring
Peter O’Toole, was released in 1985. Leven shared the writing credit for his next film, "Playing For Keeps"(1986), with Harvey and Bob Weinstein. His next screenplay was "Don Juan Demarco"(1995) and Leven directed the film himself. He managed to land some of Hollywood’s top actors for the leading roles, including Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway. Since then, Leven has written Hollywood films such as "The Legend of Bagger Vance" (2000) starring Will Smith, "Alex and Emma"(2003) starring Kate Hudson and "The Notebook"(2004),starring Joan Allen, followed by "Girl on a bicycle"(2013) which he wrote and directed.
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH